Friday, June 2
Mishra, First Lady participate in programme to celebrate Foundation Day of Maharashtra, Gujarat

Mishra, First Lady participate in programme to celebrate Foundation Day of Maharashtra, Gujarat


Leh: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), participated in the programme to celebrate the Foundation Day of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Armed forces officials/personnel serving in Ladakh took part in the celebration at Raj Niwas the previous day.

All 28 states and 8 union territories of India are celebrating the foundation of Maharashtra and Gujarat at their respective Raj Bhawan and Raj Niwas as part of the central government’s push to celebrate India’s cultural diversity and different traditions.

Wishing everyone on the occasion of foundation day of Gujarat and Maharashtra, the LG informed that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, came up with the idea to organise this programme under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat to celebrate the cultural diversity and traditions for the unification of the entire country.

Giving credit to Narendra Modi, he stated that such programmes will facilitate familiarisation, forge unity and integration of the different states of India.

The LG highlighted Chhatrapati Shivaji, a prominent figure from Maharashtra. He said that Bal Gangadhar Tilak during the freedom struggle in the 1890s found a way to unite the common people against the British colonial rule through Ganeshotsav/Ganesh Chaturthi.

He highlighted the mutiny of the ratings of the Royal Indian Navy mutinied on the signal training ship HMIS Talwar at Bombay’s dockyards on February 18, 1946, to protest against racism as one of the key factors that led to India’s independence from the British rule. He also highlighted the importance of Gujarat’s Dwarka as the safe sanctuary during the Mahabharat war which took place more than 5000 five years ago.

The LG stated that both states have produced some prominent figures over the years, including the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. He highlighted the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for implementing numerous schemes for national integration.

This programme, he stated, would facilitate students and youth to know more and appreciate about the places and people of 28 states and 8 union territories of India.

The LG appreciated people from both these states for their contribution to the overall development of the country and Ladakh.

Earlier, Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, highlighted India’s unity in diversity and stated that the programme is aimed at the unification of the people of India along with connecting them culturally.
Additional Deputy General of Police, Ladakh Police, Satish Khandare, who is from Amravati, Maharastra, and Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Srikant Suse, who is from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, shared their experiences of working in Ladakh. Similarly, Junior Engineer (Civils), Himank, Bhushan Ahir from Nasik and Mukesh Bhai from 16th Battalion, ITBP, who belongs to Vadodara, Gujarat, also shared their experiences during the event.

Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal; Deputy Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Tsering Angchuk; Advisor, Umang Narula; Executive Councillors- Tashi Namgyal Yakzee, Ghulam Mehdi and Stanzin Chosphel; Departmental Secretaries; Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Shrikant Suse; Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, Santosh Sukhdeve; Chief Engineer, Project Himank, Brigadier Gaurav S Karki; 31 personnel from ITBP and 10 personnel from Project Himank along with district officials took part in the event.

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